China’s trade in tools of torture and repression: Executive summary

Index Number: ASA 17/043/2014

This is the summary of a report which focuses on China’s growing manufacture, sale and trade of a wide range of law enforcement equipment. Of particular concern is equipment known as “tools of torture”, intrinsically abusive devices such as electric shock stun batons and neck restraints. Amnesty International is campaigning for a global ban on the production, use and export of “tools of torture”.

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